Celebrating International Youth Day with the Cleveland Police Cadets
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According to the United Nations, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population.
We are celebrating our wonderful Cleveland Police Cadets, who are between 13 to 17 years old, and support policing in many ways from attending events to raising money for charity.
Over the past few months, the cadets have assisted with the:
Ali Brownlee 5 km run at Riverside Stadium
Hartlepool Cancer Research Race for Life
CPAD Ingleby Barwick Fund Sirens Fest to raise money for community defibrillators
Coronation Picnic in the Park at Ropner Park, Stockton
Teesside Lions basketball game at Eston Arena with the Greater Eston Neighbourhood Policing Team to speak with supporters
Hartlepool Tall Ships festival
Cleveland Police Engagement Days and
New police officer training scenarios at Coulby Newham - which you can see in the video below!
Cleveland Police Cadet Leader Kenny Clark says: “Cleveland Police Cadets is an interesting, dynamic and fun-loving programme that provides young people with an opportunity to make a difference in their communities, all whilst learning transferable skills and gaining life experience.
“It is invaluable for anyone thinking of joining the police. A number of our excellent current serving officers were actually Cleveland Police Cadets and some of these officers have returned to help and support the current cadet programme.”
Senior Police Cadets Evie and Jayden
Having joined Cleveland Police Cadets in September 2022, Evie has been out in the community helping out with events and described it as “fun and exciting”.
Evie said: “I have been a cadet since September 2022. I wanted to join because I’ve always been interested in joining the police and doing this will help me to get an insight to what it will be like. The thing I like the most would be all the different opportunities we get, for example, we get involved with the community quite a lot when we help out with events.
Jayden joined Cleveland Police Cadets in November 2022 to help him achieve his dream of becoming a police officer.
He said: “The cadet programme not only equips me with essential knowledge but also provides invaluable practical experience that will undoubtedly support me in achieving my aspiration. Moreover, the programme offers fantastic opportunities to work alongside the police service, engage with the community, and make a meaningful and positive impact.”